I love learning the history behind words.
(Okay, duh. I could have pointed out something else equally obvious to my reader. Hmm. I like chocolate. Yeah, that'll do.)
Life magazine recently ran a piece online that I found utterly fascinating: How the names of people from history morphed into nouns and adjectives we use today.
I knew many of them (sideburns, gerrymandering, Heimlich, guy).
Others were totally obvious once they were pointed out, sort of a head-smacking "Of course!" moment (Colt, ottoman, Kalashnikov, Bunson).
And some were fascinating news to me (pompadour, Ferrari, fuchsia, jacuzzi, kelvin).
Check out the complete list with pictures and explanations HERE.
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TOMORROW IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY AND MY BOOK LAUNCH!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
The Chocolate Dessert Cafe
212 South State, Orem
-Giveaways & prizes
-Free Companion DVD to the first 5 people
-Free cupcake with each book purchase
-Get your book signed!